(S,P) What restrictive measures are imposed in view of Turkey's unauthorised drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean?
Date of expiration: 12.11.2022
Last legal update reflected: 06.11.2020
Asset freeze and prohibition to make funds available
Restrictions on admission
On 14 October 2019, EU Member States reaffirmed their full solidarity with the Republic of Cyprus and agreed that a new framework of restrictive measures targeting natural and legal persons responsible for or involved in the unauthorised drilling activity of hydrocarbons in the Eastern Mediterranean should be put in place. The Council established a new restrictive measures framework on 11 November 2019.
This framework enables the EU to impose targeted restrictive measures, including asset freezes and travel bans against natural persons or entities responsible for, involved in or assisting drilling activities, which have not been authorised by the Republic of Cyprus, within its territorial sea or in its exclusive economic zone or on its continental shelf.
This includes, in cases where the exclusive economic zone or continental shelf has not been delimited in accordance with international law with a State having an opposite coast, activities which may jeopardize or hamper the reaching of a delimitation agreement.
Consolidated text: Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1894 of 11 November 2019 concerning restrictive measures in view of Turkey's unauthorised drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean
Consolidated text: Council Regulation (EU) 2019/1890 of 11 November 2019 concerning restrictive measures in view of Turkey’s unauthorised drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean
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